JTCC Director Sought

Jefferson Arts Committee seeks a new Choral Director

Formed in February of 2001 by the Jefferson Arts Committee, The Jefferson Township Community Chorus provides an opportunity to individuals who love to sing, are looking for a venue to sing with others, enjoy the challenge of learning new musical arrangements, and want to entertain the public. At this time, the Arts Committee is seeking a new Director to lead the group, and this stipend position will be available starting this fall.

Potential candidates should be aware that the Chorus presently rehearses ten months out of the year from 7:30 – 9:00 PM on Tuesdays in the Music Room at the Jefferson Township Middle School located at 1000 Weldon Road, Oak Ridge, NJ in northwest Morris County.  If the school district is closed for any reason, rehearsals are canceled.  Membership currently stands at 34 men and women.

Through the years, The Chorus has sung traditional folk songs, Broadway show tunes, sacred music, ethnic tunes, popular songs, and classical music. The Director would be responsible to plan, prepare, and present two choral concerts annually - in the spring (June) and during the Christmas holiday season (usually the first Sunday in December), a performance at the annual Jefferson Township Day celebration (July), and other special events by invitation.

A candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in the field of music, preferably vocal; and choral experience is preferred. If a candidate has experience as a Choir/Chorus Director in a church or other private entity but does not have a BA, he/she is welcome to apply as well.  The candidate must be able to patiently teach music to adults who are not professional musicians but very talented, willing to learn, and enthusiastic.  The Chorus’ Accompanist is Janet Breckenridge, but if a candidate plays piano, that is an advantage and should be noted on the resume. 

Interested parties should submit a letter of intent and a resume to The Jefferson Arts Committee, Chorus Director Position, P.O. Box 2604, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438 or this information can be submitted to


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